McDonalds are following the USA by shutting their restaurants, customers will only be able to access takeaway meals from 5am tomorrow (in a bid to help stop the spread of Covid-19)
McDonald’s UK CEO Paul Pomroy said: “Our restaurants will remain open for as long as it is safe to do so.
“In the last 24 hours it has become clear that we need to temporarily change our operations to ensure the wellbeing of our employees and customers consistent with the governments’ guidance on social distancing.
“Therefore from 5am tomorrow morning all restaurants will close seating areas and temporarily move to being takeaway, Drive Thru and McDelivery only.”
Mcdonald’s said toilets and handwashing facilities would remain open wherever possible but seating areas and children’s play areas would all be closed.
The company vowed all Drive Thrus and all McDelivery orders via Uber Eats and Just Eat were being guaranteed as “contact-free” with immediate effect.